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Washington Merger: A Small Start

So the Trump administration wants to merge the Education and Labor Departments, which would, at least officially, end the U.S. Department of Education. Should we be celebrating and preparing for an … more

Got News Fatigue? Hang In There

When it comes to news, Americans are trying to sip from a fire hose, and they’re not liking being sprayed in the face. This is discouraging to those of us who think democracy works best when people … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

In case you hadn’t noticed, summer has arrived in full force. ... With the hot temperatures likely to stay with us for most of the next three months or so, it’s a good time keep an eye out for … more

They Can Be Fixed — But Hurry

When we’re old and sick and poor, we might be forced to keep warm by burning all the government reports that we ignored, warning us that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money; the … more

A New HopeIn The World

There’s a new hope in the world today, a hope that we are safer and more united and that more than half a century of conflict that has separated Koreans under different governments is closer to a … more

Entitlement CrisisKeeps Growing

One problem with living in times as interesting as these is that important news often gets lost amid the swirl of rapidly changing events. If you blinked, you may have missed the latest report from … more

Suicide Is NotCause Du Jour

The recent deaths of popular celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have turned a light onto a serious problem in society today — and one that is growing, in North Carolina and elsewhere. It … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

... It is long past time for people, whether celebrity or ordinary citizen, to realize that free speech doesn’t come with a free pass nor the right to spew venomous words against others simply … more

State Lawbooks Need Pruning

Consider this modest proposal: Instead of adding pages to the Tar Heel State’s voluminous lawbooks, our elected representatives should be subtracting. University of North Carolina School of … more

Time To GetReal ID

People who get their Real ID driver’s licenses now probably will be glad they did. The extended deadline for obtaining this enhanced driver’s license that includes a federally approved ID is … more

Toward Reforming Our Prisons

Imagine legislation that was drafted with the help of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and, unsurprisingly, supported by President Trump himself. Imagine that this same bill is supported by such … more

Marginalizing The First Lady

Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady. In just the last month, Jimmy Kimmel mocked Mr. Trump’s Slovenian accent, CNN … more
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